Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's appointment as Man United manager sends fans into frenzy

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's appointment as Man United manager sends fans into frenzy

- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been handed a three year deal as Man United boss on permanent basis

- The 46-year-old took over from Jose Mourinho last December and has been impressive for the Red Devils

- Solskjaer has won 14 of his 19 matches in charge of the Premier League club after just three months

Premier League giants Manchester United have appointed caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club’s full-time manager on a three-year contract.

The 46-year-old has been superb for the Red Devils since his arrival at the club on a temporary basis in December 2018.

Solskjaer, who spent about 11 years at Old Trafford during his playing days, has kept the club in contention for the Champions League title this term.

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They also eye a top four finish on the Premier League table in spite of a poor start under former handler Jose Mourinho.

Man United currently sit fifth on the table with 58 points after 30 round of matches - two behind Arsenal who are also eyeing a spot in the UCL spot at the end of the season.

The Norwegian tactician has led the Red Devils to 14 wins in 19 appearances - losing three and drawing the remaining two since he arrived late last year.

Solskjaer's stats since arriving at Man United in December.

  • PL 19
  • W 14
  • D 2
  • L 3

"From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club," Solskjaer told Man United website after his appointment.

"It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here.

"The last few months have been a fantastic experience and I want to thank all of the coaches, players and staff for the work we’ve done so far.

"This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long-term and hopefully deliver the continued success that our amazing fans deserve."

After his appointment, some of Man United stakeholders and fans took to social media to express their delight at the recent development at the club.

Solskjær scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United during his reign at the club between 1996 and 2007 and also managed the club’s reserve team until the end of 2010.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club's manager on permanent capacity on a three-year deal.

Solskjaer has been manager on interim basis replacing Jose Mourinho who was sacked in December 2018.

Since returning to Old Trafford, Solskjaer has won 14 of his 19 games in charge, losing just three times so far.

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